Jocelyn Stevenson has worked in children’s television for over 40 years as a writer, creator, producer, executive producer. Her work is informed by the conviction that screen-based media can be a powerful influence that simultaneously educates, entertains, and inspires children.
Born in Chicago, she moved to California to study psychology at Stanford University and then to the other side of the country to work for the Children’s Television Workshop, producers ofSesame Street, in New York. She then moved to the UK where she worked for many years as a writer and producer for the Jim Henson Company. She was Chief Creative Officer at HIT Entertainment from 2001-2006, a Creative Director at TT Animation from 2007-2012 and Executive Creative Producer for Film and TV Projects at Mind Candy from 2012-2014. Her credits include Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Charlie Chalk, Jim Henson’s Ghost of Faffner Hall, The Animal Show with Stinky and Jake ,Jim Henson’s Secret Life of Toys, The Magic Schoolbus, Faeries, Mopatop’s Shop, The Hoobs, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, Barney & Friends, Rubbadubbers, Pingu, What’s Your News? and Moshi Monsters: The Movie.
Jocelyn has spent the past year becoming a water geek. That’s because she and Katie Bell decided “to do something about water.” So they co-founded a company, It’s About Water, and are currently in development on a multi-platform, global initiative for 7-11 year old children about water, working on the digital platforms at the same time as developing the narrative storyworld. More on that soon.